Skype recently announced the release of new SkypeKit Beta Software Development Kit ( SDK) for developers desktop. The kit is compatible with Windows computers and Mac OS XAnd will implement the functionality of video, voice chat and Skype directly from within any desktop application without requiring the download of Skype software.
Interested developers can register for the beta invitation although Skype has already warned you want / can involve a limited number of testers . The first SkypeKit SDK for Linux was released last June. VoIP services and video -chat were previously confined to dedicated applications as the same Skype client or dedicated third parties.